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that hillary clinton's working relationship with the president wasn't as cozy as they claim. ambassador dennis rodman. the white house weighing in on kim jong-un's new pal. i'm wolf blitzer. europe in "the situation room." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com it's the first full day, work day i should say, since the forced budget cuts went into effect. most americans probably haven't felt a thing. at least not yet. president obama's credibility though is being tested. after the various warnings he's given about the impact of those cuts. some very dire. some more cautious. our national political correspondent jim acosta's over at the white house with the latest. jim. >> reporter: wolf, president obama is insisting that americans will start feeling the pain from these forced budget cuts now going into effect. while the white house is rejecting the notion that it's engaging in any kind of hype, one cabinet secretary today had to admit that he got some of his facts wrong on some of the impacts. from the table in the cabinet room, president obama warned the consequences of those automatic budget c
to save him. >>> plus, basketball, diplomacy, and a very odd couple. dennis rodman teaming up with north korea's leader kim jong-un. will that be a good thing? i'll speak live this hour with david stern. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." it's a deal few thought would ever become a reality but in just a few hour it is will. back in 2011, congress and the white house hung a sword over their heads to force them to get the nation's fiscal house in order. they set up budget cuts so severe they would force action to prevent those cuts but both sides underestimated washington's dysfunction and tonight, $85 billion will be slashed from the budgets across the board. our chief white house correspondent jessica yellin begins our coverage this hour. it's an ugly site. what's the latest, jessica? >> reporter: wolf, president obama is here and at work but he has not yet signed the order that will trigger these spending cuts. when he does, it will be low key and behind closed doors. he says it will create a ripple effect that will be felt across the economy. congressional leaders summon
particular vigilance about what may be going on. >> dennis rodman visited north korea and actually spent two days with kim jong-un, as far as we know the first american to actually meet the young korean leader. and he came back and said this. >> one thing, he asked me to give obama something to say, and do one thing, he wants obama to do one thing, call him. >> he wants a call from president obama? >> that is right, he told me that, he said if you can, dennis, i don't want to do war. i don't want to do war. he said that to me. >> as you remember, going back to the campaign in 2007, 2008, you were a key adviser to the then candidate for the democratic presidential nomination. he left over the possibility, he said he is ready to talk without pre-conditions with any of these leaders around the world, including these totalitarian regimes. do you think that this dennis rodman proposal is something the president should pick up and call kim jong-un? >> i don't see the president picking up the phone and calling kim jong-un any time. but the united states has been open to a negotiated settlement, and
't get any weirder, it does. here's kim jong-un palling around with dennis rodman one week and threatening pre-emptive war the next. we're trying to figure out what this means. he's a young untested leader. is part of an attempted test, the strength of the new president of south korea? is it, you know, some kind of an internal power move? does he need to show that he's a tough guy to his generals who at the end of the day are the military backbone of the regime? that's part of the puzzle. but at the end of the day, it won't mean anything more than this. for the first time, china has really from the start been on board with sanctions against north korea. they helped draft this resolution which tells you just how annoyed they are at north korea. they have, to a certain extend supported it in providing it with fuel and food and this seems to be the straw that broke china's back. >> yeah, because that is pretty significant because china together with the united states, all the other members of the u.n. security council, they are on board because in the past the chinese were the
, a joke. the article is coming up. >>> plus dennis rodman, guess what? he's now planning a vacation with his new friend the north korean leader kim jong-un. >>> president obama is taking his new outreach campaign directly to capitol hill just as leading republicans are reviving parts of their agenda from the 2012 presidential campaign. his former rival house budget committee chairman paul ryan sounded a lot like he did back out there on the campaign trail last year. our chief congressional correspondent dana bash is joining us live from capitol hill right now. dana, what's the latest that's going on because there's a lot of activity. >> reporter: there sure is. you know, wolf, one of the reasons he picked paul ryan as his runningmate because ryan is considered one of the smartest minds and best spokespeople on the issue of republican economic principles and today ryan doubled down on those ideas. if all this looks familiar, it should. >> the house budget committee republican majority, putting out yet again a budget that addresses america's need. >> reporter: there are some differenc
, thanks for that comprehensive report. >>> a lot has happened over the last 11 days. dennis rodman cozied up to kim jong-un and the blood shed in syria spilled into neighborhood are boing iraq all the while the secretary of state john kerry has been traveling the state on this, his first official overseas trip. our jill dougherty had a chance to be with him on the trip and sat down with him in doha qatar. >> reporter: wolf, it's part of an overall plan. at the last stop on his 11-day nine-mission trip, john kerry said, don't look for the united states to send weapons to syrian opposition fighters any time soon. the concern by the administration has been if you send arms to the syrian opposition, they would be diverted into the hands of the extremists. now, monday you said there's a very clear ability now -- >> a syrian opposition to make certain that what goes to the moderate, legitimate opposition is in fact getting to them. >> reporter: so if that's the case, then what is the problem? >> president always has options and has the right to adjust the policy as he goes forward. at the momen
that white house chief of staff, dennis mcdunn, speaking to jake tapper, if, and i underscore if, these reports are substantiated, it is his word. the president said the use of chemical weapons by the assad regime would be his red line. of course, we would have to see what kind of action the president would then take. and the white house, again, watching this very closely. we don't have comment from them at this point beyond what white house chief of staff dennis mcdone now said to jake tapper. he said if substantiated, it would be a game changer, not backing down from that language that this is still the president's red line. so we would expect to hear more from the president on that while he's here in israel, when we get more details on these reports. >> jessica, this is a big trip that president obama is taking. we will be watching this while he is there. talk to us about the timing of the trip. why now? >> yeah, it's an excellent question. it's left a lot of people here confused. this trip is rich in symbolism, but it's questionable what the president can achieve here strateg
of his personal thoughts about life after the campaign trail fl he spoke today with radio host, dennis miller. >> the bubble is a different experience. being in your own charter aircraft, having the secret service accompany you everywhere you go, outside your front door at night, it's really quite an unusual thing. kind of exciting initially. but i have to admit, being able to go back to our own life and going to the grocery store and shopping on my own is kind of nice to do by myself, without a bunch of people hanging around with me. so, you know, i like the life of being an american citizen. it's good to live a normal life again. >> the former presidential candidate, mitt romney, speaking with dennis miller. >>> happening now, close encounter with a killer. new details about a police stop that might, repeat, might have prevented a mass shooting in tucson. >>> why bankruptcy judge refused to let american airlines boss leave with a sweet deal. >>> and a massive land slide. we're going to talk to a resident whose home is dangerously close to a gaping hole in the earth. >> i'm kate baldw
or not we can get past it. >> let me talk about mitt romney for a moment. he gave an interview to dennis miller on his radio show. among other things, he said this. >> i care -- i'm very concerned about the country, to be honest, dennis. i wouldn't have gotten into this -- >> me, too. >> i'm still concerned about the country. and i keep looking for the most effective way for me to try and get the country on a course of remaining strong and powerful in terms of our values, our military, our soft power, our economy. the american people need a strong america. and so i -- i'm going to keep finding ways to keep america as strong as vibrant as possible. but that's the frustration with losing. which is, i don't have the influence obviously i could have had, had i won that election. >> does he have a role right now to play if the republican party, for pam pl? >> i'm sure that's one of many frustrations that he has. look, you cannot run for president just on a lark. donna knows this very well. i've worked on two campaigns. they are a brutal process. in order to run, you have to really care about
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's full side of the story. he hanged himself in federal prison before the trial. >>> dennis rodman is that friend who can't keep a secret. the north korean dictator kim jong un just learned that the hard way. rodman told the british tabloid "the sun" that kim jong un's wife kept talking about her beautiful daughter during his trip there when he and kim became bffs. rumors of kim's secret daughter have swirled for a couple years but north korea never confirmed she existed. >>> now our sports lead. march madness is as much about big money as hoops. politicians here in d.c. are seeing dollar signs whether they filled out a bracket or not. the regionals of the ncaas will happen in washington blocks from the capitol. many polpoliticians are using t as an angle to hold fundraisers. the sun light foundation has gotten its hand on a few invites and says it costs from a grand to $5,000 to get into these events. i'm jake tapper. tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. eastern think about the money that could be made off the munchies alone talking about the big business of marijuana. i leave you now in the abl
joking around with dennis rodman. the united states, the obama administration, right now taking the north's threats of a nuclear attack very seriously. the pentagon has just announced it will beef up america's defense missile systems out on the west coast. in california, oregon, washington state. let's go straight to cnn's pentagon correspondent chris lawrence, watching what's going on. chris, a lot of us are stunned by this decision but update us on what is going on. >> wolf, we just came out of a briefing where we learned the pentagon is going to spend a billion dollars to put new intercepter missiles on the west coast. now, that plan includes react investigating a missile field that the obama administration deactivated just a few years ago when it concluded that north korea didn't pose enough of a threat. if a nuclear missile is ever fired at the united states, this is the best hope to stop it. 30 interceptor missiles which can be launched from ground silos in alaska and california. now the pentagon is deploying up to 14 more. >> the reason we're doing what we're doing and the reason w
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